February 6, 2017
By Sophia Guevara1
Do you want a career in Health Care? Here is a way to get ahead and launch your career.
Sometimes it’s a few facts that can help connect the dots between your interests and a lucrative, satisfying career. While colleges may offer multiple programs in Health Care, a new tool called Launch My Career TX is here to help you concentrate on the costs and benefits of programs that lead to well-paying jobs and a high quality of life. So, if you are up for learning about great health care careers in Texas, visit www.LaunchMyCareerTX.org
This data can help you make choices that lead you to your ideal career in Health Care.
Using data compiled by College Measures, students, parents and advisors can learn about how much continuing your education after high school might pay off. This site estimates how much you can expect to earn over the next 20 years if you finish a particular college program, compares it to other college programs or to someone who stops their education after high school. Launch My Career TX provides the average return on investment (ROI) for different college certificate and degree programs compared to earnings for those without a college credential or degree. The ROI allows you to see just how much continued education after high school might pay off.
Launch My Career TX has four options on its homepage by which you can learn about health care careers. The site is designed to help you search by major, job, school or endorsement. Unlike UpSkill Houston, Launch My Career TX does not group jobs within industries.
Launch My Career TX can provide meaningful career exploration by helping you explore Health Care education pathways.
Search an UpSkill Houston health care job
Say you are interested in becoming a dental hygienist, but you don’t really know if it’s the right fit for you. You can search for that occupation on the homepage, and then you can explore on the left-hand side of the page, the skills the job requires and the top majors people earn to gain employment as dental hygienists.
Find the majors that lead to the job you want
Rather than look through a list of all program offerings, Launch My Career TX narrows your search for a major to only those that would lead you to the education you need to be a dental hygienist.
Test the fit of a major and a school
Once you pick a major, Launch My Career TX generates a list of colleges that offer that course of study. After selecting a college, you can then compare similar majors offered by that college to see the costs and payoff, or you can compare the differences among multiple schools. This function is particularly useful when deciding among schools. Launch My Career TX gives you the breakeven point, or the point where you earn enough to off-set the costs of your education. You can also see how long it typically takes students to complete that program, and you can learn how much time it would take for you to “launch” your career, or how long it would take for you to achieve the lifestyle you seek.
Find the Health Care major that is right for you
If you click the majors button on the left-hand column, you can explore other Health Care majors that may interest you. These majors will be related to the major you previously selected, but they will likely lead to different careers within Health Care.
Map Your Career Path
Once you choose another major of interest, the left-hand column will return to the jobs tab and will list careers to which that major leads. Launch My Career TX will analyze the prospects of that job of interest, a Respiratory Therapist, for instance, and you can once again explore the skills, degrees, and majors, and then school programs that lead to that career.
Explore Your Education-to-Career Opportunities in Health Care today. You’ll be a major step closer to launching an in-demand career with good pay and a high quality of life.